Citizens’ Legislative Seminar, Fall 2016

Senator Brownsberger is seeking nominees to participate in the 77th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) to be held October 17-18 at the State House in Boston.  CLS is a semi-annual educational seminar geared towards adults of all ages interested in learning more about state government and the legislative process.  Participants are required to attend both days.

The two-day seminar will feature presentations by senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experience of legislators in the Commonwealth.  Topics will include the history and process of the Legislature, the parliamentary role of the Clerk of the Senate and the future of the Legislature.  The seminar will walk participants through the legislative process including how bills are introduced, debated, and passed.

The CLS culminates with a simulated legislative hearing and Senate session where participants are invited to use what they have learned and participate as “Senators” in the Senate Chamber in order to have a first-hand experience of the legislative process.

Interested residents in the 2nd Suffolk & Middlesex district are invited to send a cover letter and brief resume by email ( or by regular mail (Barbara Miranda, Office of Senator Brownsberger, State House, Boston, MA 02133).  The deadline is Friday, August 5.

Please call 617-722-1280 with any questions.